CALGARY, March 30, 2012 /CNW/ - The Heart and Stroke Foundation, in partnership with the CIHR Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health, to present the prestigious Research Chair in Hypertension Prevention and Control Initiative to University of Calgary's Dr. Norm Campbell
|WHAT:||Presentation of the Chair in Hypertension Prevention and Control Initiative to Dr. Campbell at the University of Calgary Lab Tours|
|WHEN:||Tuesday, April 3, 2012 6:15 - 6:45 pm|
|WHERE:||University of Calgary Foothills Campus|
|Teaching Research and Wellness (TRW) Building|
| (3280 Hospital Drive NW)
Media parking is available in the TRW Underground Parking
Through the Research Chair, Dr. Campbell will create strategies and partnerships that will significantly increase Canadians' awareness about high blood pressure, decrease its incidence through prevention strategies, and improve the overall management of the disease.
"This work will have a significant impact on improving the health of Canadians," says Bobbe Wood, president of the Heart and Stroke Foundation. "Hypertension - high blood pressure - is the leading risk factor for stroke and a major risk factor for heart disease. Dr. Campbell's outstanding leadership in this field is an important part of our goal to reduce deaths from heart disease and stroke by 25 per cent by 2020."
Please note: media are invited to attend the tour of research labs that will follow the award presentation.
For further information:
Heart and Stroke Foundation